By Heather Haylock, Lael Chisholm
Our March 2019 shipment for 3 to 6 years contains this wonderful story about Granny McFlitter.
Granny McFlitter, the champion . . . bull fighter?
Granny McFlitter, our favourite champion knitter, is back! And this time, it’s to save the A&P Show. Can Granny outwit – or should we say outknit – a rampaging bull?
“Ole!” Granny cried, as the cape flapped around.
The bull steamed and snorted and pawed at the ground.
Granny McFlitter’s knitting needles have been in a blur, whipping up an entry for the local A&P Show’s ‘Best Vegetable Knitter’ competition.
But all of a sudden, the A&P Show turns to chaos when a bull breaks out of his pen. Before you could say “Mighty mad macho moo”, he’s trampling pavlovas and sponge cakes.
Everyone dives for cover – but not Granny McFlitter. She has a plan to capture the bull with – you guessed it – her knitting needles!
A brand new, fabulously funny, rhyming read-aloud story from acclaimed author Heather Haylock and Storylines Gavin Bishop Award-winning illustrator Lael Chisholm.
Heather Laycock – Author
As a child, Heather Haylock could often be found reading a book while sitting on her horse, or perched way up high in a tree. She lives in Auckland where she has the best task in the world – helping five year olds learn to read books too. (But in a classroom, not on a horse or in a tree.)
Heather loves the challenge of knitting words into stories. She is the author of Granny McFlitter the Champion Knitter, which was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the Best Picture Book category of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Now, thanks to her research for Granny McFlitter, Heather is also able to knit yarn into jumpers. If you want to find her, try looking up. She may be reading or writing a book, or knitting a jumper, way up high in a tree.
Lael Chisholm – Illustrator
Lael Chisholm has loved drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil. After years of scribbling and doodling at school, home and any other place where a pen and paper was handy, she decided to call her scrawls art, and to share them with the world. Nowadays she spends her free time drawing at her home in Feilding, New Zealand.